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Postby flitecontrol » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:56 pm

Spent two days driving to NW Nebraska to meet a former co-worker and hunt sharptails and chickens for three days. First day, about seven minutes from the truck, my buddy busts a covey of about 12, shoots three times, drops one, sees where they went, and gets one more in five more shots. I have two flush out of range and don't shoot. Probably walked four-six miles over some big sandhills. Next day, we both see no birds while walking about 8 miles. Last day, he gets into birds less than 5 minutes from the truck and drops two with three shots. I have one flush about 20 feet from me and get on him just before he goes over the edge of a crest. Unfortunately, I didn't get the safety on the new gun off. Think we walked about five miles that day.

While I never shot, it was a good hunt. The dog and I got a lot of exercise, saw some beautiful country, the dog found a lot of pheasants, and I spent some time with an old friend I hadn't seen in years. We also learned that both our dogs point box turtles. We're thinking about meeting up there when pheasant season opens in a few weeks. Gonna practice getting the safety off in the meantime.
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Re: Good Hunt

Postby RowdyGSP » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:21 pm

Sounds like a fun trip, regardless. Always nice to get the dog out and explore new country with wild birds. What kind of dog you got?
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Re: Good Hunt

Postby flitecontrol » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:56 pm

A male drahthaar.
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Re: Good Hunt

Postby ryanr » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:04 pm

flitecontrol wrote:A male drahthaar.


Mine loves to find and retrieve box turtles. He brings me several each year, then I have to release them back and tell him Leave It.
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Re: Good Hunt

Postby flitecontrol » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:12 pm

At least one of my WPG would also retrieve box turtles. Don't remember if he pointed them or not.
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Re: Good Hunt

Postby orhunter » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Mine could never figure out how to pick them up??? They sure liked the smell of 'em. Never took a sniff myself....
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